In an interview with PTI, Bajaj said relief from excise duties on gasoline and diesel and customs duties on edible oil will cost the treasury about Rs 80,000 crore this fiscal year, and the department Revenue will start calculating the tax catch-up position vis-Ã -vis the budget forecast for that tax after the December tax advance issue.
âAfter the refunds also, we have received almost Rs 6 lakh crore until October in direct taxes … This is looking good. Hopefully we should exceed it. Although we have given a lot of indirect tax relief on gasoline, diesel and petroleum edibles, there is also a certain twilight that has come in tariffs where the total profit would be around Rs 75,000-80,000 crore, but I still think we should exceed budgeted estimates on direct and indirect taxes, âBajaj said.
The government has forecast a 9.5% growth in tax revenue to Rs 22.2 lakh crore for the 2021-22 fiscal year (April-March). In the last fiscal year, the cleaning was Rs 20.2 lakh crore.
Of this amount, direct tax income is estimated at around Rs 11 lakh, of which Rs 5.47 lakh crore is corporate tax and Rs 5.61 lakh crore is income tax.
On Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenue, Bajaj said November collections will also be good numbers, but December’s cleanup will be little lukewarm. The recovery in collections will again be visible during the March quarter.
âIncome looks good, GST income is also good. We crossed Rs 1.30 lakh crore (in October). This month I think we should get a good GST number. It was Diwali , our GST revenues will continue to change.
“But, I think the execution rate should not go below Rs 1.15 lakh crore. Overall, we should do well on GST, excise and customs duties, we will also meet our budgeted estimates. So overall we will exceed, âBajaj mentioned.
Customs collection in the current fiscal year is budgeted at Rs 1.36 lakh crore, excise duties at Rs 3.35 lakh crore. In addition, the Centre’s GST income, including compensation, is set at Rs 6.30 lakh crore.